Bill Caswell


Bill Caswell

Bill Caswell is a country music singer-songwriter and musician active since the early 1980s. Together with his wife Rosi Caswell, the duo from Bartlesville, Oklahoma perform on rare old style instruments including the ukelin, mandolin-guitar, bell-harp, and tremeloa. In the 1980s he performed his music on television in "Hee Haw" and on live radio in "A Prairie Home Companion". The two together performed at Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for five seasons.

Bill began his career in the early 1980s as a songwriting protégé of Rodney Crowell and developed a reputation as one of the best songwriters in the business. Working for Tree Record, as a staff writer

In 1983, Bill Caswell appeared along with Crowell on the PBS music television program "Austin City Limits" for a "Songwriters Showcase" episode. [ [http://www.pbs.org/klru/austin/artists/program220.html Songwriters Showcase with Rodney Crowell, John Prine & Friends] , "Austin City Limits", 1983]

Bill co-wrote some songs with other top country songwriters, such as Alan Rhody, with "Just When" which was recorded by George Jones on his 1985 album "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?", and "Somebody To Care", recorded by Tanya Tucker on her 1986 album "Girls Like Me". [ [http://www.alanrhody.com/bio.htm Alan Rhody biography] , AlanRhody.com]

In recent years, Bill and Rosi Caswell performed at the September 30 to October 2, 1999 annual Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

He is now retired and owns a pecan orchard in his hometown of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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